architecture

A look at design and styles of architecture throughout the years

Lake Como and Beyond | Italy Redux

There is only so much I can put in a post without it becoming overwhelming and unwieldy. While I hope you enjoyed the full view of Romeo Sozzi’s world in Susanna’s and my recent video, there were so many other moments and images I was unable to include.…
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October Inspiration Overload

The lazy days of summer seem long gone as fall has shifted into high gear. October inspiration is already on overload as shoots are accumulating, events start to overlap and the book arrivals are ensuring my UPS man a daily workout!…
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Palm Beach Chic

Just in time for the weekend, we can all take a vicarious visit to that tropical bastion of sunny style in Jennifer Ash Rudick’s lush new book Palm Beach Chic! Within its pages of four hundred beautiful color photos by Jessica Klewicki Glynn, we gain entrée to the architecture, interiors and gardens of not only classic grand dames estates but also stylish apartments, glamorous post modern houses and bohemian cottages.…
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At Home with Susanna Salk and Michael Bruno in Tuxedo Park

Not only is Michael Bruno, founder of 1stdibs and now Housepad App (more on that in a bit) a man of innovative creative ideas but also of great taste. Changing the way people around the world could buy one-of-a-kind antiques, furniture, jewelry and more, meant traveling the globe to find dealers for 1stdibs.…
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Showhouse on the Green Sneak Peek

What to do when a 19th century church on a historic town green in Connecticut needs to restore its rectory, also a classic structure from 1834? Organize a designer showhouse of course! Showhouse on the Green, opening Saturday in Fairfield, CT, celebrates the history and future of St.…
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Nantucket House Tour | Stylish in Sconset

Most Nantucket regulars would agree that September is the most beautiful month on island. The throngs of tourists have left, you can actually get a restaurant reservation, the water is still warm and that early autumn light softens the colors to glinting golden hues.…
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A Day at Château de Vaux le Vicomte

While no doubt familiar with the palatial splendor of Louis XIV’s Versailles, what you may not know is that the inspiration, and indeed the architect, decorator and garden designer, were taken (rather literally) from Nicolas Fouquet’s masterpiece, the Château de Vaux le Vicomte.…
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Nantucket House Tour | Chic on the Cliff

Nantucket is a small island full of big world connections. Earlier this summer, I was delighted to meet Cynthia Everets through mutual design friend Mary McDonald. We hit it off and gradually discovered numerous six degrees of separation.  It was when visiting Cynthia’s charming Nantucket house on the cliff, the idea of a Nantucket House Tour series came to me.…
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The Good Garden | The Landscape Architecture of Edmund Hollander Design

While landscape design has always been an important feature for a home, the increasing emphasis on indoor/outdoor living over the last several years has heightened even further the priority given to gardens and the design of our environmental spaces. One of the most recognized east coast landscape architect firms, Edmund Hollander Design, has been creating lush and meticulous outdoor spaces for the last 25 years.…
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Fashion and Decor Meet on the Vanity Fair Best Dressed List

Each year the Vanity Fair Best Dressed List arrives with great anticipation. And for 2015, the world of interiors is represented by none other than the very dapper Robert Couturier, who topped the men’s list of this year’s honorees. While Robert’s designs represent a sophisticated mix of dramatic contrasts, his fashion is decidedly classic. …
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